How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • . In a medium bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda together.
  • .
  • Cream the butter and sugar together.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each.
  • Continue beating until the mixture is light and cream colored.
  • Add the vanilla and milk.
  • Add about one-third of the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  • Do not beat more than necessary.
  • Add one-half of the sour cream and mix in.
  • Repeat with another one-third of the flour, then half the sour cream, and then the remaining flour.
  • . Remove about one-third of the completed batter to another bowl.
  • Add the cocoa to the two-thirds portion of the batter, folding in with a spatula until smooth.
  • . Spoon one-half the chocolate batter into a greased 9-inch springform pan.
  • Then, spoon the vanilla batter on top of the chocolate batter in three or four pools.
  • Spoon on the remaining chocolate batter. Hold a knife vertically and cut through the batters to create a swirled effect.
  • Do not stir but cut the knife through batters every three-quarters of an inch or so to create the swirls (less is better).
  • Bake for 50 minutes or until the cake tests done with skewer or toothpick inserted in the center.
  • Remove the cake to a wire rack and let it cool for five minutes before removing the ring.
  • All chocolate variation:
  • Simply skip the steps of removing part of the vanilla batter and swirling the two batters together.
  • Increase the cocoa by one tablespoon.
  • Topping:
  • Bring the cream to a boil.
  • Place the chips in a medium bowl.
  • Pour the hot cream over the chips and stir to melt.
  • Add the butter and stir until smooth.
  • Set the chocolate topping aside to cool until it is of a thick pouring consistency. (The chocolate should barely pour.)
  • Pour the chocolate over the cooled cake letting some of it drizzle down the sides.
  • If you have any leftover chocolate, warm it slightly and drizzle it in a few random lines over your serving plates for a nice presentation.
  • (If you chill the plates first, the chocolate will set up nicely when drizzled on the plates.)

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    " It was excellent "
    chichimonkeyface ate it and said...
    This looks a bit different and I will try this!
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